Poster Competition

Poster Competition




We are hosting a Poster Competition on March 31st in the Klaus Atrium from 12-1:30 pm. The Graduate Student Poster Competition is an opportunity for students throughout the school to network, present their work to a variety of audiences, and become more familiar with research work being performed in other areas at SCS. Take advantage of this opportunity to present your original research to the university community and hone your presentation skills. Each poster will be evaluated by a panel of faculty judges and the winners of the poster competition will be announced on the same day at the end of the event.

When: Friday, March 31st (12-1:30 pm)
Where: Klaus Atrium

We have a prize pool of $2000!

How to Register and Participate
Fill out the form ( – to submit your abstract and enter the Research Poster Competition.
Once you have registered for the event, you will receive follow-up emails and instructions before the competition. Please contact us ( if you have any questions.

Judging Rubric
Please note the poster competition is to highlight presentation skills. The goal of the poster competition is to provide a platform where students can present their work to a wide range of audiences. The criteria for judging the posters can be summarized below:

  • Presentation Skills: Does the presenter understand and explain details in a reasonable way?
  • Poster demonstrates Intellectual Merit: How innovative and significant is the research?
  • Overall Impact of the Display (Poster Design): Does the poster communicate the intended message? Research is displayed in a logical way.

Creating an effective poster – By John Wilkes (Google)  

Basic Details

  • It will be an in-person competition. 
  • Students are required to print and bring their posters on the day of the event.
  • Do note – you are not required to present new work, however, we would request you to present your (new/old) original work. You cannot re-present the same work as last year’s Poster Competition.
  • You must be either a SCS or SCP PhD student or a PhD or Masters student who worked with a SCS or SCP Professor on the research work.